Determination of Food Availability and Consumption Patterns and Setting up of Nutritional Standard in Bangladesh

The core focus of the study is on consumption and calorie-food intake with the objective of determining calorie-nutrient needs of a dynamically changing population in the context of rapid growth. A key objective of this study was to estimate these requirements in a methodologically sound manner to derive nutritional standards for a diverse and rapidly urbanizing population.
This study was commissioned by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), with financial support from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) through the Partnership Agreement in Bangladesh. The views and opinions contained in the report are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by DFID or WFP.